Celebrating The 50th Episode of The Everyday Life Balance Show

Dear friend,

I want to thank-you personally for celebrating with me the 50th episode of The Everyday Life Balance Show.

When I embarked on this journey to start a podcast back in June 2017, I knew it would be fun! I have enjoyed this journey very much and it continues...

Do you have a project you have not launched yet?

In this blog article I share with you 5 things I have learnt since launching The Everyday Life Balance Show on the 1st of June 2017:

1. Practice makes perfect: recording the episodes took a long time at first, however the more I did it the more confident I became. The most important thing is to start even if it means taking imperfect actions.

2. What matters most are my subscribers and listeners: there was not a week I missed an episode. I am dedicated to helping you transform your life one step at a time.

3. Consistency is key: it is easier to give up than to keep going. I make it a priority to provide my listeners with transformational information and insights. I...

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The Truth About Being On Purpose

The truth about life is that you are forever running against the current when you either contemplate the past and the future or ignore the present moment.

However, the more you ignore the present moment the more you distance yourself from ‘being joy’. I would describe ‘being joy’ as the highest state of being that is true to you, that makes you simply happy, like a natural state of ecstasy.

There is no separation between ‘being joy’ and your personality traits. Therefore, 'being joy' means that you choose to deepen your relationship with yourself.

For this reason, living your life on purpose is essential for: “Where there is no purpose there is no joy.”

This is something I experienced in my mid 30’s when I questioned the meaning of my life. I felt lost, empty, unclear and disconnected from the world. I asked God: “Why am I here?” I did not feel complete, fulfilled, whole, happy and content despite the fact that I had...

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How To Understand the Law Of Cause And Effect For Better Results

There are certain laws which govern the universe you must be aware of in order to transform your life, to look forward to a better future and to get better results.

One of these laws is the Law of Cause & Effect, which dictates that:

1. You are at cause when you take full responsibility for whatever happens in your life.

2. You are at effect when you blame others.

When you look at your life, what law is it governed by most of the time?

  • Are you at cause or?
  • Are you at effect?

Should you be at cause you are better equipped to respond to your life’s challenges by making wiser choices. Should you be at effect you are more likely to react to your life’s challenges and as a consequence limit your choices. Therefore, when you want to change your results, being at cause is more empowering than being at effect.

When you understand the Law Of Cause And Effect a number of principles come to mind for reflection and are worth considering to obtain better results:

  • You must take...
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3 Powerful Ways To Live Your Life Authentically

I am doing something totally different this week. This blog article is more like a poem or a meditation for self-reflection.

The fundamental principle to live your life authentically is to TRUST. When you trust your heart is wide open and you surrender fully.

Here is the meditative process to live your life authentically:

Please sit comfortably in a quiet place and take a few deep breaths in through your nose and slowly out through your mouth or nose.

Become aware of your body and let go of any sensation that feels uncomfortable by saying, for example: “I let go of the sensation I feel in my arms and I smile…” Keep doing this until your body really feels lighter and you feel at ease.

Now begin the 3-step meditation for self-reflection keeping your eyes closed:

Step 1: “I trust myself” – meditate on the following:

“As I look at myself in the mirror, I love what I see and all that I am.

I trust my inner voice, my intuition and my gut feeling...

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5 Self-Care Rituals For Women

happiness love self-help May 09, 2018

Many women are mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and professionals. Playing all of these different roles can be overwhelming at times and might mean that self-care gets neglected!

A mother of two children told me recently: “You know, Pascale, I feel so overwhelmed by my work load at home that I have reached the point where I wonder if I could cope any longer. I think I am close to reaching breaking point.” She knows deep inside that change is needed or she is heading towards burnout. She has been overstretching for too long, and this is causing her physical and emotional stress.

I wrote two articles on burnout you can access:

8 Signs That You Might Be On The Road Of Burnout

Burnout Really? Beth’s Story…

It is very important to recognize early if you tend to overstretch yourself and you are about to reach exhaustion point.

In order for women to feel empowered it is increasingly crucial that they find inner balance and harmony. To this end, if you feel...

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What is Success Series? (Part 3)

In the “What is Success Series?” I shared with you:

  • In part 1: that in order to achieve success, you must choose your goal wisely
  • In part 2: your worthy ideal contributes to the success of your soul

In this blog article, part 3 of the “What is Success Series?”, I am going to share with you how you can enjoy the process as you move towards the accomplishment of your goals.

When you want to achieve success in your life it is easy to get carried away and to 'lose your soul' in the process on the one hand. On the other hand, when you enjoy the process you understand that you put a lot of energy into the accomplishment of your goal for the purpose of personal growth.

I chose Earl Nightingale’s definition of success: “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal” because it is the closest definition of success led by the heart as opposed to the head. Indeed, it the closest definition of success which defines success as...

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What Is Success Series? (Part 2)

In the first article in the series on What Is Success? I shared with you my preferred definition and I took you through a thinking process with regard to choosing your goal wisely.

In this article I am going to share with you what your worthy ideal ought to be for inner happiness, inner peace and inner joy.

Earl Nightingale said: “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal”

1. What is your worthy ideal?

In my opinion your worthy ideal is one, which will contribute to the success of your soul. The success of your soul is threefold and it consists of:

  • Healing your soul’s tendencies
  • Fulfilling your calling or vocation
  • Saying YES! to love.

2. Healing your soul’s tendencies

When you choose to heal your soul’s tendencies you agree to become the best that you can be and authentic to your true self. Your true self is the higher part of you which is seeking expression as joy, love, peace, harmony and happiness. Your worthy ideal in this case is...

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What Is Success Series? (Part 1)

We all have different definitions of success, however in this blog article I want to share with you my preferred definition and why it matters. I take you through a thinking process, which will help you choose your goal wisely...

My preferred definition of success comes from Earl Nightingale, who said: “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” In his definition of success Earl Nightingale teaches us that a worthy goal is necessary in order to achieve success, therefore it is important that you choose your goal wisely!

1. Why should your goal be worthy of you?

Your goal must be worthy of you because of the amount of time and energy you will put into its accomplishment. When you study people who have achieved great success, in terms of making a difference in the world, you will find that they did not achieve success in a straight line; indeed, they had to go through many roadblocks in order to reach the mountain top. Therefore, your goal must really be...

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8 Signs That You Might Be On The Road Of Burnout

The feeling of burnout expresses itself when you least expect it and knowing the signs leading to burnout is essential to avoid reaching that stage and to promote instead a healthy lifestyle.

Do you remember Beth's story? If you have not read her full story please click here.

In this blog article I share with you 8 signs that you might lead you to the road of burnout.

  1. Indulging in excessive all-nighters

This means staying up very late more often than not and not allowing your body to rest. When you sleep your body goes through a healing process. Adequate sleep is beneficial for a healthy heart, immune system, alertness, concentration, libido and mood among others. Therefore, the better your quality of sleep the better you will feel. Sleep deprivation puts too much stress on your wellbeing.

  1. Being constantly on the move

Are you constantly on the move and unable to find the time to rest? For example, do you travel frequently for work? if so, how do you allow yourself to recoup...

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Happy Easter!

happiness love Mar 30, 2018

I wish you a Happy Easter!

I love this time of year because spring is in the air!

Take some time to relax, have fun and catch up with your loved ones...
 

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